As the rainy season enters its peak, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has restated its commitment to combat flooding and issues that may result in flooding within the metropolis.
The FEMA director-general, Alhaji Idriss Abass, gave this assurance when he received officials of the Abuja operational office of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) who paid him a courtesy visit at FEMA headquarters in Abuja.
The FEMA boss assured FCT residents that the agency had put all safety measures in place to forestall flooding during and after the rainy season and counseled residents to play their path by being conscious of their environment to ensure there are no blockages that could lead to flooding in their environs.
He maintained that natural disasters such as flooding could be forestalled with cooperation between residents and government, adding government could not do it alone without input from residents.
Earlier, the NEMA regional coordinator for Abuja, Mr. Justin Uwazoruonye, said the visit aimed to strengthen existing partnership, enhance capacity building, look into assessment patterns through holistic collaboration and identify solution-based approach to the upcoming dry season which is bedevilled by fire incidences.
“The only way to work effectively and see result is by building collaborations as that is our strength, we are doing everything within our manpower level to ensure that Abuja is safe; our rescue team are always working and ready round the clock at any point,” he said.
Abbas assured the NEMA team of FEMA’s commitment to every collaborative measure put in place for the safety of residents of Abuja.